would you drive 31 miles to school ?

  1. Hello Dear friends

    I am doing kinda "shopping for college" in L.A. area and I found one school that is apprx 31 miles away from my home. I have a reliable car so this is not problem , the probelm is that there is always traffic and it takes sometimes more than 1 h to get there , without traffic about 35-37 min. What do you think about it?
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    About Twinkle007, CNA, LVN

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  3. by   Murse520
    I commuted sometimes an hour to get to class and sometimes an hour and a half to get to my clinical facility. If nursing is your pathway and you are really interested in doing it then I feel like distance shouldn't be a problem especially if you have the resources. If you were worried about gas prices and have an unreliable car then that would be a good reason not to drive so far for school.
  4. by   Twinkle007
    Murse520--- yes nursing is my passion , I did my CNA and I love it, thats why I want to proceed with education. The thing is that some people are telling me that 31 miles in L.A. traffic is crazy and I'll regret my choice.
    Thank you for an answer I appreciate
  5. by   bayareastudent0711
    if you can handle it go for it. i did that for three years. and it took me an hour to hour and a half some days. on really bad days it took me two hours.
    and some clinical sites i had to drive two hours to get there and two hours to get back for twice a week for 7 weeks. for 3 semesters.
    if you really want it. you will make it happen.

    good luck! =) and invest in a keurig coffee maker instead of buying coffee. it will save you SOOO MUCH MONEY!
  6. by   Alma 3323
    I did for 3 years and it was worth it. I recommend you listen to MP3's of nursing lectures like Pat Heyman and watch and later listen to henneger on you tube. My textbooks also had summaries on line that you could play early on to give you a better understanding before you even cover the chapter
  7. by   Flare
    my commute for college was 30 miles - 60 round trip. If i knew i was headed home at a trafficky time, i'd camp out in the library and get some work done. Ditto for traffic going to school - if i could i'd leave to beat the traffic then park my rearend in a quiet corner and study.
  8. by   meanmaryjean
    I commuted 100 miles round trip five days a week. In an AMC Gremlin (google it, kids). Worth it to do what you want to do.

    PS- I did NOT walk uphill both ways to elementary school in the snow. Just so ya know
  9. by   nursel56
    30 miles one-way here, too. Traffic not so much a problem as it was still dark outside and I was heading west, away from downtown LA. We had to be at our clinical site by 6:30am.

    @mary - lol at the Gremlin. My roommate had a Pacer, which she called called a similar slang term for urinating.
  10. by   Kdrenee
    That's nothing! Where I live, everything is 30 miles away!
  11. by   Twinkle007
    thanks ALL for opinions , I guess I am not the only one here that is willing to drive !
  12. by   medic9872
    I drove 100 miles one way to school for my paramedic program. I'll be driving almost that for nursing school. I used it as my chill time. Lol Just playing my favorite music and singing along.

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  13. by   Twinkle007
    medic9872 ----100 miles one way , WOW , and I was thinking that 31 miles is a long distance.
    Respect for you girl.
  14. by   Lyricalluna
    Only 31 miles? I drive about 34 miles to work every day. If I pass the TEAS for this college 61 miles away I plan on commuting there too for that nursing program. I live in the suburbs so you call so I'm pretty much 20-30 miles from the best things so I'm used to it.